Having a hell of a time irl lately and this picture just hit me like a ton of bricks. I've been staring at it for the past 10 minutes and it's the first pic I've ever saved from this subreddit. Thank you.
Absolutely incredible. Unearthly, uncanny.
You know I always hear this and I was terrified I wasn't going to get anything good. Even the locals told laughed at me when I said I was going to Delicate Arch in the morning and said that I needed to sleep in the parking lot. We got there about an hour before sunrise, hiked up the trail and there was NO ONE there until about 10 minutes before sunrise and even then it was maybe 5 people and one other photographer. It was amazing. Same thing happened to me at Deadhorse point the next morning.
My trip to Moab this summer was the photographic highlight of my year, with photos that I have printed very large and hung in my house.
Beautiful shot, dude(ette). Very nicely done.
This is at Mesa Arch in the Amazing Canyonlands in Utah, which is a short trail from the parking lot. If you are going to try to get this shot, I recommend getting there SUPER early (maybe sleeping in your car) and staking your turf with your tripod in the darkness like I did. Theres only about a six-foot square where you can get this specific composition.
Thats a good way to describe this place. Feels like another planet.
Looking through Mesa Arch?
I've ridden/driven past this spot probably a half a dozen times but never actually stopped. Next time I'll be sure to stop.
This pic would have been so much more beautiful with the full sky over the canyon foreground in front of, rather than with the "everybody and their brother's" shot of the arch as a frame.
Great shot! I love canyonlands, just came from there. :)